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150,000-Square-Foot Health Care Facility

Cherokee, NC – Construction of a new 150,000-square-foot health care facility was recently completed in Cherokee, North Carolina that included new inpatient and outpatient services, a laboratory, pharmacy, emergency room, a physical therapy area, and dental and vision clinics. The site was particularly difficult, having over 230 feet of relief across the planned development area. Three different foundations systems were required to support the building given the widely varying soil conditions. The project was designed and constructed using the collaborative Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach. BLE was engaged in geotechnical engineering, environmental consultation, and construction quality assurance for the project and performed the following:

  • Preliminary Geotechnical Exploration
  • Phase I ESA
  • ESA & Wetland Delineation
  • West Slope Evaluation
  • Seismic Refraction Survey
  • Geotechnical Design Exploration
  • Seismic Site Classification
  • SWPPP Inspections
  • Construction Materials Testing
  • Special Inspections

Depth to rock was of particular interest in the project as well. As such, BLE performed a seismic refraction survey to assist in the delineation of the top of rock surface elevation (shown above).


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